Electronic and Software Patents: Law and Practice, Third Edition, with 2015 Cumulative Supplement

This strategy guide helps practitioners draft, prosecute, and manage a portfolio of electronic and technology patents. It details claims drafting with the appropriate scope and preparing computer-related patent applications. Also included are practice “tips and traps."

Steven W. Lundberg
Stephen C. Durant
Ann M. McCrackin


Draft, prosecute, and manage a portfolio of electronic and technology patents.

Electronic and Software Patents: Law and Practice, Third Edition is a strategy guide that helps practitioners deal with today’s lightning-paced technological developments, changes in PTO policy, and pivotal court rulings. In this step-by-step guide, 29 experts provide perspectives and tactics, including guidance on tough decisions regarding patent protection, prior art, strategy, and drafting claims; lessons on preparing computer-related patent applications; insights on drafting with the appropriate scope; practice “tips and traps” for each step of the patent prosecution process; and an international survey of the statutes, regulations, and case law of more than 40 nations—plus basic global principles of patentability.


Supplement Information  

New in the 2015 Cumulative Supplement:

  • A new topic addressing the Supreme Court’s ruling on standard of review of claim construction decisions in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc.
  • Discussion of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc. and its impact on the standard for indefiniteness
  • A thoroughly revised analysis of post-Bilski, post-Alice Federal Circuit decisions, and a new section on how post-Alice Federal Circuit decisions and USPTO guidance substantially limit the scope of patent eligible subject matter
  • Review of the Federal Circuit’s en banc ruling on remand from the Supreme Court in Akamai v. Limelight;
    Analysis of the Federal Circuit’s decision on remand and in other cases following the Supreme Court’s decision in Ultramercial, LLC v. Hulu, LLC
  • Discussion of USPTO rules issued in 2015 implementing the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs
  • And more


Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.

The AIPLA, founded in 1897, is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community. It represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies, and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Its members represent both owners and users of intellectual property. For more information, visit


Steven W. Lundberg is a shareholder in Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A., Minneapolis, Minn.


Stephen C. Durant is a shareholder in Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A., San Jose, Calif.


Ann M. McCrackin is president of Black Hills IP and Of Counsel at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A., Minneapolis, Minn.



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